Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lulart- Fused Glass

Although I am primarily a portrait photographer, I always look for new and interesting types of photography to explore. I recently connected with Lula of Lulart Fused Glass and had the opportunity to bring her artwork to life on camera. Her work is rich with quirky details and cultural history and we had a great time tackling the challenges that photographing this type of work presents.

Lula is hosting a gallery event at her home on December 2nd, so if you are interested in seeing more of her work you should definitely drop by! It's a great opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas gifts. For details about the event, check out her EVITE.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ragan's Senior Portraits

When I get a photoshoot request from a musical theatre student needing senior portraits, I know the shoot is going to be anything but ordinary. Ragan arrived with tons of inspiration and creative ideas that ranged from quirky to fabulously dramatic. This was my first time to work with balloons (SO fun!) and we even challenged ourselves with some on location night photography. The shoot was a blast and the final photos looked great in her senior portrait album.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

There's No Place Like Home- Family Portraits

The world has a magical way of bringing people together. I met Abigail and her mom at a photoshoot for the most recent Humphreys School of Musical Theatre brochure. Abigail was enthusiastic and a blast to work with. The shoot went so well that her mom contacted me about photographing Abigail and her sister Madeleine at their beautiful home.

I'm so glad I had the chance to work with this incredible family. Abigail and Madeleine are inspirational in their passion for giving and their mission work in Africa. Abigail has a great blog about her travels:

I loved exploring their home, it created a uniquely personal backdrop for their portrait session. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Glamour and Laughter: Melissa's Senior Portraits

It's so exciting to finally blog again. The studio has been flooded with clients and I spend every waking moment either shooting or processing photos. I'm so lucky to have a job I adore. November and December are officially booked to capacity and now it's time to post some of the fruits of my labor.

Melissa and I met when we performed in "Little Shop of Horrors" together over five years ago. We were both hilariously young and awkward in that show, but over the years I've watched Melissa grow into a spectacular performer. I leave every one of her shows in awe of her raw talent. Melissa and I have shot headshots together before, but we had the most fun at our shoot last month when I photographed her senior portraits.

Our shoot was inspired by Melissa's love for vintage clothes (we also incorporated a hint of musical theatre.) The theme worked well both in the studio and outdoors on location. Melissa has an unlimited supply of hysterical faces, so we also embraced her goofy side.